Racing Metro confirm signing of Mike Phillips
December 2, 2013
Mike Phillips signs his new contract with Racing Metro over lunch © Twitter
A week after rumours first circulated that Mike Phillips was joining Racing Metro, his signing on a two-and-a-half year deal was confirmed by the club this afternoon.
Phillips was sacked by French club, Bayonne in October after allegedly turning up for a video analysis session under the influence of alcohol.
Racing denied reports last week they had offered him a short-term deal until the end of the season. He joins Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate at the club.
The club issued a statement which said: "For several months, Racing has been negotiating with Phillips and his agents with the aim of recruiting him for the 2014-15 season. The recent events in Bayonne have only precipitated his signature."
"I'm going somewhere tomorrow. I don't want to say anything yet, but I'm away somewhere tomorrow and I'm happy enough," he said at the weekend. "I'm hoping to play next Saturday. I will look to surround myself with the best. I am just looking forward and as it stands I am pretty happy."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Clermont Auvergne forward Julien Bardy has received a five-week ban for striking Saracens and England number eight Billy Vunipola with his knee during last Saturday's European Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park
Roy Keane has launched a typically feisty attack on former Manchester United players who he claims are acting "like a mafia" in their roles ambassadors at Old Trafford or as pundits on the club's in-house television channel
The group of investors that have been running Caterham since July claim Tony Fernandes still owns the team and is responsible for its uncertain future
Almost one million tickets were snapped up for 2015 Rugby World Cup during September's general sale, tournament organisers have announced
England head coach Stuart Lancaster hinted Owen Farrell must prove his fitness ahead of the autumn internationals or face a fight for his place at fly-half